SCO to Argue General Public License Invalid

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=11031 Today's Wall Street Journal quotes SCO outside lawyer Mark Heise saying GPL is preempted by US federal copyright law; GPL license lets software and work derived from it be copied by anyone at no charge. [The Inquirer] Inaction, sloth, moral turpitude Linux is only half the story Says Microsoft peddles smut People want less wasteful data centres Extreme unlocking with AMD Overdrive Jeff Bezos goes on hard sale CPU might have a use after all Taiwanese outfit writes $215 million cheque Core i7 plays well
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Open letter by CEO Darl McBride gives view on key issue of US copyright law versus GNU GPL; warns that current legal controversies will rage for at least another 18 months, until original case against IBM goes to trial. [eWeek]

According to Mark Heise of Boies, Schiller, and Flexner; SCO outside law firm, GNU GPL, by which Linux kernel and much other code is licensed, is invalid due to being preempted by US copyright law. Forum comments. [LWN: Linux Weekly News]

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Reader letters with links and quotes from SCO website showing SCO use of GPL principles, with some insightful comments. [The Inquirer]

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